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Emily Berry’s ‘Stranger, Baby’

Book Review

May 2018

Declan Ryan

Book Review

May 2018

Writing in the introduction to his Fifty Poems in 1988, Ian Hamilton commented on his younger self, ‘But did I truly think that poetry,...

Book Review

May 2018

Harry Mathews’s ‘The Solitary Twin’

Aaron Peck

Book Review

May 2018

Imagine a small fishing village on the edge of the world. Its inhabitants are progressive and content. The surroundings...

Art Review

May 2018

Dennis Cooper, Permanent Green Light

Shama Khanna

Art Review

May 2018

In total four kids die during the course of Permanent Green Light (2018), Dennis Cooper and Zac Farley’s second...

Book Review

May 2018

Jesse Ball’s ‘Census’

Patrick Langley

Book Review

May 2018

Reading Jesse Ball’s new novel feels like being hypnotised, or like having your heart broken – but really it...

Art Review

April 2018

Sean Raspet, Receptor-Binding Variations

Evan Moffitt

Art Review

April 2018

How well do you know your nose? That organ is the gateway to our least understood sense, a network...

Book Review

April 2018

Women and Technology: History is a Cautionary Tale

Orit Gat

Book Review

April 2018

Few book reviews open with amateur rap, but: ‘back in the day when new media was new,’ goes the...

Chris Power’s ‘Mothers’

Book Review

April 2018

Alex Christofi

Book Review

April 2018

Chris Power’s first collection of short stories, Mothers, is peopled by the restless – forever walking, running, travelling, holidaying, city-hopping, doing anything not to...

Art Review

April 2018

Danh Vo, Take My Breath Away

Tausif Noor

Art Review

April 2018

‘When you love, you are nailed to the cross,’ says a character in Rainer Fassbinder’s film In a Year...

Book Review

March 2018

Jamie Quatro's Fire Sermon

Megan Nolan

Book Review

March 2018

It is commonly agreed that desire is a self-perpetuating rather than substantive thing. Everyone from George Bernard Shaw to...

Sofia Stevi, turning forty winks into a decade

Art Review

March 2018

Cal Revely-Calder

Art Review

March 2018

We’re prone to speak as if dreaming were either too much or nothing at all. One person’s ‘dreamer’ is a radical, someone who’d storm...